One Day I’m going to Soar by Dexys

It’s been 26 years since Kevin Rowland and Dexy’s Midnight Runners last released a record. Now they are back, having dropped the Midnight Runners, and who would’ve predicted they would return in such spectacular fashion.

This wonderful record is loaded with confessional lyrics and the trademark, wide-eyed neo-soul with which the band earned their reputation. Rowland’s sense of theatre is undiminished, and in One Day I’m Going to Soar he has delivered a fiercely brave album, brimming with heart and humour.

dec-sm.jpg Declan Murphy is the music buyer at Readings St Kilda